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‘Dox the powerful’: On @darth and the complex politics of anonymity online - The Washington Post
"“Conventional media organizations know that revealing identity has power,” explained Anil Dash, a noted technologist and the repeat victim, incidentally, of several doxing attempts. “What’s new is the organized use of people’s private information for activism or harassment.”"
online  culture  anonymity  privacy 
august 2014 by tsuomela
Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization by Paul Ohm :: SSRN
"Computer scientists have recently undermined our faith in the privacy-protecting power of anonymization, the name for techniques for protecting the privacy of individuals in large databases by deleting information like names and social security numbers. These scientists have demonstrated they can often 'reidentify' or 'deanonymize' individuals hidden in anonymized data with astonishing ease. By understanding this research, we will realize we have made a mistake, labored beneath a fundamental misunderstanding, which has assured us much less privacy than we have assumed. This mistake pervades nearly every information privacy law, regulation, and debate, yet regulators and legal scholars have paid it scant attention. We must respond to the surprising failure of anonymization, and this Article provides the tools to do so. "
privacy  anonymity  computer-science  law  regulation  identification 
august 2011 by tsuomela
On the Identity Trail - Lessons From the Identity Trail
There have been few examples of interdisciplinary dialogue about the importance and impact of anonymity and privacy in a networked society. Lessons from the Identity Trail: Anonymity, Privacy and Identity in a Networked Society fills that gap, and examines key questions about anonymity, privacy, and identity in an environment that increasingly automates the collection of personal information and relies upon surveillance to promote private and public sector goals.
anonymity  privacy  identity  network  online  culture  psychology 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Minimovies - I Love Alaska - Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug
"I love Alaska tells the story of one of those AOL users. We get to know a religious middle-aged woman from Houston, Texas, who spends her days at home behind her TV and computer. Her unique style of phrasing combined with her putting her ideas, convictions and obsessions into AOL's search engine, turn her personal story into a disconcerting novel of sorts."
film  documentary  remix  searchengine  data  anonymity  online  queries 
february 2009 by tsuomela
The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog: Student Blogger - Chicago’s Best Ideas: Dean Saul Levmore on “The Internet’s Anonymity Problem”
On Tuesday, November 11, Dean Saul Levmore gave a talk on "The Internet's Anonymity Problem" as part of the Chicago's Best Ideas lecture series. His main contention is that the internet is not different from other media and should be subject to the same legal regime.
law  internet  anonymity  privacy  ethics 
january 2009 by tsuomela
[cs/0610105] How To Break Anonymity of the Netflix Prize Dataset
We apply our de-anonymization methodology to the Netflix Prize dataset, which contains anonymous movie ratings of 500,000 subscribers of Netflix, the world's largest online movie rental service. We demonstrate that an adversary who knows only a little bit
computer  database  security  anonymity  algorithms  statistics 
december 2007 by tsuomela
Privoxy - Home Page
locally installed web proxy that can be used to control html web page content
internet  privacy  anonymity  proxy  security 
august 2006 by tsuomela

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